Taking the name of the neighborhood closest to it, this archaeological site juts up a mountainside northeast of Old Acapulco. The area is blanketed with 2,000-year-old petroglyphs executed by the Yopes, Acapulco's earliest known inhabitants. Stone steps with intermittent plazas for viewing the ancient art are set along a path through virgin vegetation. A cave used as a ceremonial center is atop the mountain, with wonderful city views at more than 1,000 feet above sea level, and definitely worth the visit. It's about a 25-minute taxi ride from Old Acapulco.
Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
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Jan 31, 2009
500 steps take you to the top for a view that is absolutely stunning of Alcapulco and Alcapulco Bay. It is strenuous especially in 88 degrees and sunshine, but very interesting. The higher we went the more interesting the petroglyphs. The explanations for each petroglyph were in English and Spanish. Getting out of the city and above it all was like going to another world.